Construction

Premier David Eby at a lectern, with Minister of Housing Ravi Kahlon in the background.
Construction

New BC Building Permit Hub To Standardize Processes Across Municipalities

​The new Building Permit Hub has launched with a group of 12 local governments and 2 First Nations, who are piloting the first version of the program.

Construction

"Fragmented" Industry Keeping Canada From Reaching Its Construction Capacity: CMHC

​Canada isn’t living up to its construction capacity, according to a new report from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

Construction

Ontario To Provide Menstrual Products On Large Construction Sites

As part of a bill introduced today, the Ontario government announced that menstrual products would be required to be provided on the  construction sites of 20 or more workers and where construction is anticipated to last at least three months.

Construction

‘A Lull In The Market’: High-Density Land Sales Plunge To A 10-Year Low In GTA

According to data from Colliers and Altus Group, there have been just 20 transactions as of the first quarter of 2024, putting annualized sales in the territory of 2009.

Construction

Q1 Sets Record Lows For New Home Sales In The GTA

New home sales in March were down 16% from March 2023 and 66% below the 10-year average, according to Altus Group, BILD’s official source for new home market intelligence.

Construction

Housing Starts Decrease By 7% Across Canada In March, 26% In Toronto

The SAAR of housing starts across Canada dropped from 260,047 units in February to 242,195 units in March.

Policy

Ford Government Zeroes In On 'Red Tape' In Sweeping New Housing Legislation

Today, the Ontario government doubled down even further on its relentless mission to speed up government processes and build homes faster.

Construction

Pace Of Housing Construction Must Double In Canada To Meet Future Growth: RBC

In a frank, and subsequently disheartening, report, RBC's Robert Hogue outlines seven major factors that must be considered if the country is serious about tackling its housing crisis.

Construction

Canadian Housing Starts Expected To Decline In 2024

Despite a desperate need for housing supply, we won’t see a notable uptick in housing starts this year.

Construction

Toronto’s Crane Count Drops To Lowest Level Since 2022 As Construction Lags

That not to say that Toronto is lacking in the crane department; the city still had 221 cranes at last count, well outpacing 13 other major markets across the US and Canada.

Construction

Port Moody Revamps Advisory Design Panel Process, Rendering Wesgroup Request Moot

The decision by the City of Port Moody to scrap the old Advisory Design Panel came just as Wesgroup Properties requested a waiver from the process.